It’s Wednesday of spring break week and I’ve already lost count as to the number of times I’ve heard that exclamation. It’s a cry most often heard following the occurrence of some grave offense, such as being touched without an invitation to do so, or arriving at and sitting in the chair first when someone else has “called” it. With two children in closer than normal living space, I am so very thankful to God for sunshine and mild temperatures, and a grandmother that wanted her grandchildren for the day.
I wonder what life would be like if we used this expression every time someone put forth the effort to do something good for us!
“You loved me on purpose!”
“You took care of me on purpose!”
“You comforted me on purpose!”
“You gave me food on purpose!”
“You spent time with me on purpose!”
What would our family members say about us? What would those outside the walls of our homes and churches say? Is it noticeable to others that we are living our lives on purpose?
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people…” Ephesians 5:15
I looked up the definition for witless: 1. destitute of wit or understanding 2. mentally deranged (this made me laugh) If we don’t pay attention to how we live our lives, we are without understanding, and quite possibly can appear mentally deranged. Just ask my family.
Living purposeful lives is intentional. We’ve got to shake off the complacency the enemy so easily lulls us into and make the effort to act. I believe tonight when the hubby and kids are back home, I’m going to intentionally love and give, and will respond to all the positive actions they take with “You did that on purpose!!!” 🙂